3 Quotes Challenge (more!)

“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” ― Mark Twain Got to love Mark Twain's sense of humor! Though my writer's mind may be too adventurous to keep a sleepy conscience... 😉 ~~~~~ “Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because … Continue reading 3 Quotes Challenge (more!)

“Greed” & “Dare Not Touch” #haiku #poems

Haiku for RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Challenge—a fun activity and contest that is open for everyone to participate, and helps keep our creative writer’s brain active! This week's words: Beautiful & Curse. “Greed” Beautiful ruby Beware what greed manifests The jewel’s curse spreads. ~ “Dare Not Touch” The waves were a curse, She watched their beauty sadly As her life … Continue reading “Greed” & “Dare Not Touch” #haiku #poems

A Lesson In Never Giving Up #MyFirstBlogPostRevisited #Kungfupanda

Today is a little like Throwback Thursday. 🙂 I was one of the "victims" Rachael Ritchey tagged for this blog hop, created by the entertaining Sarah Brentyn, to share with you the first thing I ever posted here on the blog, waaay back when it was just a baby! I dug through the archives of 2014 (come … Continue reading A Lesson In Never Giving Up #MyFirstBlogPostRevisited #Kungfupanda

How To Create A Villain

My guest post today over at Indie e-Con: "How To Create A Villain" Every good story needs a villain, or some antagonistic force. They are the ones who make the protagonist's character grow until they become the hero their story needs, the hero that readers can admire. The villain makes the hero shine; the darkness makes … Continue reading How To Create A Villain

Battle Of The Books: Interview With Author Candice Coates

Today is an interview with the Science Fiction author Candice Coates. She writes in more genres than just Scifi, appealing to readers in young adult and adult audiences. Let's learn all about her in this Q&A, shall we? Before we begin though, she has a dilemma that only you can solve: Which of her two … Continue reading Battle Of The Books: Interview With Author Candice Coates

“Found Out” & “Hunt” #haiku #poems

Haiku for RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Challenge—a fun activity and contest that is open for everyone to participate, and helps keep our creative writer’s brain active! This week's words: Secret & Burn. ~ © 2017 E.E. Rawls & RawlsE.wordpress.com For book news and exclusives from me, subscribe to the Reader's list. (Image courtesy of Pixabay) Also by me: Fantasy-flavored poems, imaginative short stories, … Continue reading “Found Out” & “Hunt” #haiku #poems

Library Of Dreams #poem #booknerd

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Shelves sit dusty, cobwebs drip down the ceiling The scent of old paper fills the air. She wanders between the bookcases Trailing a finger along rows of leather spines. One glows a shade of gold, and she halts before it, curious Pinching the spine and pulling the book free. Its yellowed pages slide open, and a bright light … Continue reading Library Of Dreams #poem #booknerd

“The Last” & “Promise” #haiku #poems

  Haiku for RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Challenge—a fun activity and contest that is open for everyone to participate, and helps keep our creative writer’s brain active! ~ © 2017 E. E. Rawls and RawlsE.wordpress.com Subscribe to my Reader's list for sneak peeks, giveaways, and writing tips as I go through the highs and lows of the author journey! (Image courtesy of … Continue reading “The Last” & “Promise” #haiku #poems

Updates and January-February 2017 #writing #reading and #movies!

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It's been a while since my last update post! All of those holidays kept getting in the way, you know. 😉 Time to catch you guys up-to-speed on things! I'm still peddling away at the bike, like I'd hoped to do in my 2017 resolutions, and as far as finding new foods goes, I've added … Continue reading Updates and January-February 2017 #writing #reading and #movies!

Revising A Manuscript Is Like Cleaning A Castle: 8 Steps

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Your manuscript's rough draft is like entering an ancient castle, one that has been forgotten by time—caked in heavy dust and cobwebs, growing mold in damp corners. You step inside and can barely breathe, every step you take stirs up clouds from the floor. You think to yourself: This is terrible! What can I do? How … Continue reading Revising A Manuscript Is Like Cleaning A Castle: 8 Steps